Professor Barbara Fawcett

Head Of School

School of Social Work and Social Policy

Personal statement

Barbara Fawcett is Professor of Social Work and  Policy Studies in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Previously she was Professor of Social Work and Head of the Department of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Birmingham. She was also Director of Internationalisation for the College of Social Sciences and for the School of Social Policy. Before joining the University of Birmingham in 2013, she was Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies at the University of Sydney Australia and the Head of School and Associate Dean (Research). She was also Head of the Faculty wide School of Education and Social Work. Whilst at Sydney she was the co-director of the Social Policy Research Network. She is an International member of the Hong Kong Social Work Registration Board and the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board. Prior to moving to Australia in 2004, Barbara was head of the large interdisciplinary School of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bradford. At the University of Bradford, she also co-founded and led the Social Care Research and Evaluation Partnership. Barbara spent eight years in the field as a senior practitioner, manager, contract researcher and head of mental health services. Barbara has been an International member of the editorial boards of the journals Critical Social Policy, Child Care in Practice and the British Journal of Social Work. She has been an Executive Board Member of Barnardos, Australia and has worked extensively in the arena of health and social care. Her work has a strong International dimension and collaborations include Hong Kong, China,  South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.  

Publications

Birmingham taking the initiative : changes and challenges in working differently with adults
Fawcett Barbara, Johnson Miranda, Mould Fiona, Ubhie Jasvinder
British Journal of Social Work (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcaa109
The Medicalisation of Everyday Life : A Critical Perspective
Fawcett Barbara, Weber Zita, Bannister Helen
(2020)
Participatory social policy and social change : exploring the role of social entrepreneurship linked to forms of social and micro enterprises in the field of social care
Fawcett Barbara
Social Policy First Hand an International Introduction to Participatory Social Welfare (2018) (2018)
Participatory social policy and social change : exploring the role of social and micro enterprise in health and social care
Fawcett Barbara
Social Policy First Hand An International Introduction to Participatory Welfare (2018) (2018)
Contrasts and reflection : social work fieldwork supervision in Brazil and England
Zilli Haanwinckel Barbara, Fawcett Barbara, Garcia Joanna Angelica Barbosa
International Social Work Vol 61, pp. 943-953 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872817695395
Service User and Carer Involvement in Health and Social Care : A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis
Fawcett Barbara, Fillingham Joy, Smojkis Maureen, Ward Nicola
(2017)

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Professional activities

• Fawcett, B. and Hall, K. (2019) Brexit: Controversies and Dilemmas, Renmin University of China, March 18th 2019.
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18/3/2019
• Fawcett, B. (2018) International Perspectives on Ageing: Turning the Tanker, Nankai University China, September, 2018
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6/9/2018
• Fawcett, B. and Hall, K. (2018) Social Policy, Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, Universitas Indonesia 22nd March, 2018
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22/3/2018
Social Policy and Brexit
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30/4/2017
Ageing in China and the UK: A comparative analysis, Central University for Finance and Economics/University of Birmingham Seminar, September 2016.
Speaker
9/9/2016
• Fawcett, B. and Hall, K. (2016) Social and MicroEntrepreneurship, The British Council, Seoul, S. Korea, April 2016.
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16/4/2016

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Projects

Investigating the Gendered Dimension of Childhood Emotional Abuse
Fawcett, Barbara (Co-investigator) Moulding, Nicole (Principal Investigator)
Australian Research Council Research Application Discovery Grant with Nicole Moulding from the University of South Australia $875,000
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
The Green Economy and Sustainability Nankai University (Nankai and Birmingham) 2017-10 to 2019-09|Grant
Fawcett, Barbara (Principal Investigator) Wang, Yan (Principal Investigator)
Joint International Research Centre
03-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019

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Lord Hope Building

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